Sunday, January 13, 2008
Put up yer dukes!
Well it is finally happening at our local break. It seems that some aggro surfer has had enough of us "kook" SUP guys. He has been yelling at us and telling us to go somewhere else. Funny thing is that when I try and find the guy in the lineup, he shuts up. Maybe it's my tattoos that scare him!? Today he gave my wife a bunch of BS and the day before my friend "StyleMaster" almost got into a fist fight with him. What are we going to do about these kind uf bozos? It's one thing if we invade Rincon but we are talking about a familly break that I have been surfing for over 30 years. My first thought is to drill the guy in the kisser and put it to rest but I can't afford a lawyer :) Any one else out there having this problem? I think what we as experienced surfers and SUP surfers need to do is educate the less experienced SUP surfers. The problem with this sport is that there are a lot of guys on these giant boards that don't know the rules or how to surf. It's our responsibilty and the responsibilty of the surf shop that sells the SUP boards to educate the buyer on surfing ettiquette. Everyone has a right not to get his head ripped off by a guy on a 12' board that doesn't know how to surf. This issue is only going to get worse unless we all learn to respect each other in the line up. In other words, this guy that is yelling at the SUP guys may have a point but he needs to have respect for the guys that know what they are doing.